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Pilsen paints, knits positive messages

Pilsen paints, knits positive messages

Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood has been known for its thriving arts community for years. It is a popular haven for artists and musicians who use its many gallery spaces to create and share art with the public through events like 2nd Fridays, an event series that invites the public to explore Pilsen’s art galleries and artist’s…

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The mystery of the love-h8 graffiti, solved

The mystery of the love-h8 graffiti, solved

A few weeks ago, I posted an entry asking about the love-h8 graffiti that emerged all over 18th street. A neighbor shared with me the identity of the graffiti writer. The writer was not a gang member or a bored teenager who was crazy about textspeak. But it’s rather sad who it was. Do you…

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More white-washing in Pilsen ?

More white-washing in Pilsen ?

Living in Pilsen I have learned that gangs sometimes start to do graffiti when something is happening. If someone dies you may see a sign of revenge posted up by the opposing gang. I have not however learned to read any of this stuff that gives graffiti a bad name. I can’t tell if this is actual gang signs…

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